Five Star Farm started in 1994 with a vision of keeping livestock that are hardy, profitable and pleasing to the eye. We are a family of five that raise nationally recognized registered Highland Cattle breeding stock and high quality beef. Cattle are grass-finished in spring and early summer and then cut to order; we sell by whole, half, and mixed quarter.
We specialize in sweet corn and strawberries. We have not used chemicals in the 8 years of working our farm. U-pick services are available. (Across from the Husum Golf Course). Check us out mid August into September for U Pick Corn.
On our family operated farm, run on organic and sustainable principles, we produce all things redworms and worm castings, and available in any quantity to you! This allows us to grow and produce our fine and unique pestos, and grow peppers, peashoots, sunflower shoots, moringa, Chinese water spinach, as well as more traditional veggies some grown in our aquaponics system (fish available soon), and some traditional garden style. We have quail eggs from our hardy flock of coturnix quail. We also produce tastey edible insects: mealworms and banded crickets.
We are a Mom and Pop farm. We grow a huge organic (NOT certified) vegetable garden with dahlias, sunflowers and zinnias. We grow 9 varieties of garlic, and have shallots, too. We have organic Bartlett pears in season. Occasional beef.
Eggs are my main product. Free range, vegetarian feed, lots of indoor barn space for the winter, no medications except initial vaccinations, chickens that are free to live chicken lives. The door is opened in the morning and they come and go as they please until they put themselves to roost at night.
Thanksgiving turkeys, White Holland heritage breed processed at local processor (Little Farms, LLC).
We practice regenerative agriculture, raising heritage breed livestock and heirloom specialty crops. We improve our pastures, soils, streams, and forests every year through rotational multi-species grazing and dryland-farming with no irrigation. We use only natural methods to manage the health of our plants, animals, and the people they nourish — GMO-free, antibiotic-free, chemical-free.
Since 1871, the Imperial Stock Ranch has raised cattle, sheep, grains and hay, and is a leader in sustainable agricultural practices. Family owned and operated, ISR participates in several 3rd party certification programs focused on best practices in land management and animal husbandry. The ranch headquarters are a National Historic District.